Bodegas Muga

Flor de Muga Rosé

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2918 Vintage

92pts

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2018 Vintage

91pts

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2018 Vintage

93pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta

Varietal

100% Garnacha

Vineyards

1.5 tons per acre

Year(s) Planted

1927-1947

Viticulture

Traditional Rioja viticulture. A selection of head trained Garnacha vineyards planted on the viticultural climactic extremes of Rioja Alta.

Soils

Calcareous (limestone rich) clay and ferrous (iron rich) clay.

Climate

Continental with Atlantic influences. A high altitude climate that provides the perfect cool temperatures for growing high quality old-vine Garnacha destined for rosé.

Winemaking

The wine is made from the free run juice following a very short maceration. Muga only uses 50% of the premium must. The fermentation is carried out plot by plot in small used wooden casks, 500 L vats, and 1000 L vats.

Ageing

Four months of fine sur lie ageing.

Comments

La Flor de Muga Rosé is the result of a selection of extremely old, head trained Garnacha vineyards planted at the viticultural climactic extremes of Rioja Alta. Garnacha is one of Rioja's most important indigenous grapes, and several decades ago was more extensively planted than Tempranillo. Much of the Garnacha in Rioja Alta and Alavesa was uprooted in order to plant Tempranillo, as Garnacha has trouble ripening in this cool climate. Muga sought out the finest old Garnacha vineyards in Rioja Alta planted in high altitude zones to produce a serious, complex, fresh, and aromatic rosé.